Plenary focus - July

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  • Younous Omarjee
    Younous Omarjee

    Eu Cohesion Policy in the outermost regions

    The European Parliament has just voted in favour of my report for the better implementation of Article 349 of the Treaties of the European Union.Given the outermost region' special situation in Europe, this article provides derogations for those areas.I am therefore pleased that MEPs support coherent European policies that will benefit our overseas territories.

  • Cornelia Ernst
    Cornelia Ernst

    European Council meeting conclusions - migration

    'United in Fortress Europe' seems to be the new EU motto. The pressing issues of how we can achieve humane reception conditions for people in need of protection, or how we can bring about safe and legal routes from Africa to Europe do not even make it onto the agenda anymore. Securing the sea borders is all that matters to the heads of European governments - whatever the cost to human lives.